Sunday, November 19, 2017

NYC Guitarist Mishti talks about the Death and Rebirth of Rock and Roll

Mishti is a New York-based musician who was born in Tokyo and, as she says, “shaped by parental wanderlust”. Until age 13 she was often mistaken for a boy, “probably due to a propensity for George Harrison haircuts and skinny ties”. She is currently writing music for the unrequited, reminiscing about her life-changing participation at the 2014 and 2015 Michigan Womyn’s Music Festivals, pinching herself for participating in Toshi Reagon’s 2016 Word, Rock & Sword Festival, and gigging regularly and happily in the New York City area. Her first single “The Weight of My Heart” is out for mass consumption.








Cherish Lee: Country Music Royalty, Making it on Her Own Terms

Meet Cherish Lee. She is quickly becoming known as country music's "rebel with a heart of gold"! She's not only an artist, but an honest to God, down and dirty servant to all those that are beat down and in need of love.  Whether animal or person, Cherish has always had a heart to help them.  To all those she helps, she's a tattooed princess, but she's not all angel! Cherish Lee refuses to play by some of the country music industry’s biggest rules! In Lee's own words, "I refuse to pay money to make it on the ‘music charts!’ I want it to happen, because I worked my ass off, and people actually want to hear my songs! What happened to passion, story telling, rebels with a cause, and music that had its merits in how DAMN good it was, and how it made you feel?  Our forefathers in music would be ashamed of us." Lee's album cost less than $1,500 to record, reminiscent of Nirvana's first album, "Bleach", which cost $600.




Lee's first-time producer, Nate Wedan, quickly found the heartbeat of the album and added his own spectacular flair to it. Cherish says "I wanted to have the people on this album, who made my heart skip a beat when I saw them live, and that’s what I did.  I couldn't have made the album without the people I've been blessed to co-write with, all the badass musicians that worked on it and Wedan. I was respectfully allowed to be the artist, and most importantly, a mother. Nobody flinched at Wyatt (Lee's son) coming into the studio with me, and in many of the sessions, I'd be holding him while cutting vocals!"

Cherish has seen how hard the business is first hand through her father, Johnny Lee (country music legend, Urban Cowboy's "Lookin' For Love") and mother, Charlene Tilton (television sex pot vixen, Lucy Ewing on hit TV show, “DALLAS”). She quickly gained her own recognition as a singer and songwriter in THE Music City. Lee's album is truly homegrown-- a Cinderella piece that is just flat out cool.  This October 2017, Lee is releasing her first single "Tequila Cowgirl," along with her music video debut.

“Tequila Cowgirl” is about an all American girl- a hard worker; she's got her head on straight, knows right from wrong and lives by that. She loves Jesus and tequila. She loves her animals and is thankful for what she has. While she doesn't need a man and won't share her bed with just anyone, she is looking forward to meeting the right one. Any guy would be considered lucky to bring her home to meet his mama, and every girl wants to be her best friend! The song has an intimate, nostalgic feel to it with a healthy dose of country music.
The full, aptly- named album, "Tequila Cowgirl" is scheduled for release in January 2018. It's honest music that tells a story, and Lee's voice conveys it beautifully, with all the attitude that her fans have come to expect from her.

Pre-sales for the single, "Tequila Cowgirl" begin October 8, 2017 on iTunes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

East of Eden and the Tribal Transcendence of Rock and Roll

BASED OUT OF SOUTH FLORIDA, EAST OF EDEN HAS BEEN REVITALIZING ROCK MUSIC WITH CATCHY CHORUSES, INFECTIOUS RHYTHMS, AND UNPARALLELED ENERGY. EAST OF EDEN STARTED IN THE WINTER OF 2014 AS A COLLECTION OF DEMOS ON A HARD DRIVE IN A DORM ROOM. BY THAT FOLLOWING SUMMER, THESE IDEAS BEGAN BLOSSOMING INTO SONGS FILLED WITH EMOTION, POWER, AND LIFE.





WITH A DIVERSE MIX OF INFLUENCES, EAST OF EDEN BLENDS MELODIC PUNK ROCK WITH DOWN-TUNED METAL INSPIRED RIFFING FOR A UNIQUE SOUND THAT MANY DESCRIBE AS "THE MUSIC THAT'S BEEN MISSING".

Van Halen I vs. Blizzard Of Ozz. In the battle for the hard rock heavyweight champion of the world!

It’s time for the Rock and Roll Battle of The Century! Which album is more influential? More Iconic? Has the Best Song Writing? Or do you just plain Like More? Van Halen I or Blizzard of Ozz. Consider the gauntlet thrown!  Featured Loudini Artists:   In This Moment  Almanac   Nothing More














In This Moment
Order RITUAL here - inthismomentofficial.com/ritual

Official ITM merch - http://smarturl.it/InThisMomentStore 

Stream on Spotify - http://spoti.fi/2psJi1H

Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It's both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn't all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.
"Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness," explains Maria. "She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That's the album."
"We went into this with the title Black Widow," says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. "It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she's like the black widow pulling them all in."
The record, the first for the band on Atlantic Records, picks up where the group's 2012 breakthrough, Blood, left off. That album saw In This Moment debut at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart position to date, and eventually sold over 250,000 units in the U.S. alone. It also spawned the single "Blood," which rose to #9 on the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Songs charts. A sold out headline tour, HELLPOP, followed, as well as appearances at the Uproar Festival and Rock On The Range, and jaunts with Shinedown and Papa Roach. After the whirlwind of Blood subsided, Maria and Chris retreated to Las Vegas in February 2014 to begin working on what would become Black Widow with longtime producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch].
While writing and recording in the studio, Maria and Chris both tapped into the fearless ethos that characterized Blood, inciting their next creative evolution in the process.
"It's almost like I was growing up in this industry," Maria admits. "I swear I went from a girl to a woman. I used to hold myself back, and I had all of these fears. I woke up one day and realized it doesn't matter what anybody thinks. We have to do what we want to do. When I did that, I was freed. We could do this big grandiose show, and we could make the music we wanted. It began with Blood. That's where we started to come alive and figure out who we really are. We let go of any walls and limitations. Black Widow is us doing what's in our hearts."
"Black Widow is a progression from the last record," Chris affirms. "That opened up the floodgates for us. There were no boundaries. We could just go for it. We weren't afraid of any ideas. We didn't worry about anyone's opinion. We approached the music with that attitude."
Their boundless approach shines through in album opener "Sex Metal Barbie." Tempering an industrial crunch and sexually charged synths with gnashing riffs and hauntingly hypnotic vocal delivery, the track instantly transfixes, calling out haters who hide behind keyboards.
"People can be so cruel on the Internet," she sighs. "I actually don't read anything negative about me or the band anymore. I don't let myself get sucked into that. In the end, music comes down to someone's personal perception of what they love. It's not meant for everyone. I wanted to empower myself with that online negativity somehow. I literally went on these sites and read mean things and rumors about me. I wrote them down and transformed them into lyrics for the song. I turned it all around."
"That was the second song we did," the guitarist recalls. "It came from Maria saying, 'What about building a metal song around a cool hip-hop beat?' Everything was constructed piece by piece, and it was very experimental. Once we finished the song, we felt like we had something special. It was a catalyst for more music."
Meanwhile, "Sick Like Me" begins with an eerie buzz before snapping into muscular distortion and a propulsive guitar gallop. Everything explodes on an anthemic sing-a-long hook.
"It's about when somebody loves you for everything you are," she states. "They love you even for what you consider flaws. It's that vision of people who are super eccentric and twisted, but they're perfect like that because that's who they are. They're meant to be."
Then there's "Big Bad Wolf," which bares its teeth with a bludgeoning riff, keyboard swell, and piercing scream. "It was destined to be a faster song," adds Chris. "Maria did this choppy, cool Mike Patton-style verse. It became really intense."
Maria smiles, "I like to say I have the Big Bad Wolf in me and this Little Piggy in me. In my perception, the Big Bad Wolf is the enlightened and loving part of myself, whereas the Little Piggy is the dark side. I have a natural pull towards darker things. It's the internal struggle of those two animals in me, but I realize both are very necessary for all of us. I need to embrace that fire, be wild and primal. That's important too."
In This Moment also teamed up with Shinedown's Brent Smith for the stunning duet "Sexual Hallucination." It’s an elegant electronic-infused piece that drips sexuality and darkness. 
"We love Brent and Shinedown," Chris continues. "We didn't think we'd have a shot at getting him, but he instantly said yes. The song is a little different for him, and he jumped at the chance to do it."
One of the album's most powerful moments comes on the piano-driven rumination "The Fighter." Contrasted with the resounding stark keys, Maria's voice proves especially potent. She goes on, "It's embracing and accepting who I am. I used to think something was wrong with me. I've come to learn I'm perfect in how fucked up I am. I wouldn't have these songs to sing or be able to connect with people without that."
Ultimately, that connection with fans is what drives the band. "Their loyalty is incredible," declares Maria. "It comes down to us doing this for ourselves and our fans. We owe it all to them, and we're excited for everybody to experience this. This is who we are, and it's for them."

Current Location
Hollywood, CA

General Manager
Tony Couch, Liam Pesce & Jackie Giffune at In De Goot Entertainment

Press contact
Amy - amy@atomsplitterpr.com

Booking agent
Anthony Paolercio & Steve Kaul @ United Talent Agency
Adam Saunders @ X Ray for UK/Europe


Almanac
After 15 years and 10 CD’s as guitarist, producer and composer for the German Heavy Metal institution RAGE and with hits penned by him like “Down”, “Soundchaser”, “War of Worlds”, “Straight to Hell” (well-known from the German blockbuster movie “Manitou’s Shoe”), “Carved in Stone”, “Forever Dead”, “Empty Hollow” and “Cleansed by Fire”, Victor Smolski now continues his musical career with his new group ALMANAC. 

The guitar virtuoso’s composition “Suite Lingua Mortis”, released first on the successful 2006 RAGE record “Speak Of The Dead”, built the Classical foundation for the new, more versatile yet even playful LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA sound and their LMO release in 2013, which scored a big success by outselling all most recent RAGE releases and charted in Germany at #24 on the official album charts. 

In comparison to RAGE, LMO offered fresh song material entirely composed by Smolski, a new musical concept combining Heavy Metal with Classical music, songs written especially for band & orchestra plus several male and female singers sharing the lead vocal job. 

This successful story now continues with ALMANAC who add a powerful touch of heaviness to LMO’s unique sound. The Belarus-born guitarist with this new group is joined by former LMO band members Jeannette Marchewka (vocals), the “Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia” with Enric Garcia on keyboards and “White Russian Symphony Orchestra”. 

New members are Tim Rashid on bass and Athanasios "Zacky" Tsoukas on drums. 

The two singers David Readman (PINK CREAM 69) and Andy B. Franck (BRAINSTORM) complete the line-up. 

For all the members of ALMANAC the debut album is a new, exciting, and very interesting chapter that has now begun. Traditional power metal in conjunction with classical music, world music with a modern sound are making ALMANAC an absolute listening experience.

Fans with an interest in deeper subjects including history and culture will also be able to dive into a new world with their first album, which combines historic and modern parallels that will surprise many. 

From the warlike nomadic horsemen in the steppes of Russia, to the Tsardom, Ivan the Terrible, warlike Cossacks who dominate the Tatar, the siege of Constantinople and the Mongol invasion are stories about battles, wars, intrigue, conquest, terror, power and love that can be heard vocally using the different styles of the singer’s voices. 

ALMANAC has signed a record deal with the world’s leading Heavy Metal label Nuclear Blast.

ALMANAC's debut album »Tsar« is a new, exciting, and very interesting chapter that has now begun. Traditional power metal in conjunction with classical music, world music with a modern sound make ALMANAC for an absolute listening experience. ALMANAC's debut album »Tsar« ( release date March 18th 2016 through Nuclear Blast ) has entered the charts at the following positions: Germany #74, Swiss #87

Since the band was founded two years ago, ALMANAC played around 50 shows in 10 different countries, their first CD "Tsar" was also nominated at the Metal Hammer awards as best debut album 2016. Actually, the band members are working on a new CD production.

Press contact
markus.wosgien@nuclearblast.de

Booking agent
ITM Agency, Germany
fsuepfle@itm-agency.com
www.itm-agency.com

Nothing More
Genre
Rock / Progressive / Alternative

Band Members
Jonny Hawkins - Daniel Oliver -Mark Vollelunga - Ben Anderson

Hometown
San Antonio

Record Label
Eleven Seven Music Group

About
New album "The Stories We Tell Ourselves" out now. Get it here: http://smarturl.it/TSWTO

Biography
http://nothingmore.net

Current Location
San Antonio, TX

General Manager
Will Hoffman | Vector Management
whoffman@vectormgmt.com

Influences
Alan Watts, Eckharte Tolle, Carl Jung, Stanley Kubrick, C.S. Lewis, Alex Grey, Sam Harris, Carl Sagan, Malcolm Gladwell, Terrance Malick, Dan Dennett, Terrance McKenna, Geoffrey Moore, Radio Lab, Dustin Kensrue

Press contact
Jill@E7LG.com

Booking agent
North America - Nick Storch at Artist Group International. International - Steve Zapp at ITB

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Swedish Army Captain Nina Soderquist: from Monty Python Musicals to AC/DC

The rock star Nina Söderquist has been called London's Music Age and was praised by the world press for her success in London's West End with the musical SPAMALOT. Nina has toured with Björn Skifs (Blue Swede, “Hooked on a Feeling”) and BADROCK, rocking arenas around the world, with several ROCK & QUEEN tours.

During her 25 years in the industry, Nina has lived and worked all over the world. She started as an entertainer at Sunwing performing with dance bands, soul, jazz, pop and cover bands, to finally land in rock music.

Her big breakthrough came in autumn 2007 when she took the role of Lady of the Lake in TV3's hit show, "West End Star.”. She moved to London to play the lead in Monthy Python's musical “Spamalot” - the biggest role played by a Swedish performer in the West End, for a very long time. Meatloaf and Phil Collins are just some of the world stars who have praised her. There were over 500 performances. She also played the lead role when the musical ran in Sweden.



Nina has participated in many international talk shows such as the "BBC Morning Show" and "Alan Titchmarsh Show" in Britain, with 40 million viewers.In 2009 she participated in the Melodifestival with the song "Tick Tock". She has participated in productions like "Rhapsody In Rock", "Starlight", "On Stage", and  "Champions of Rock".

Nina is a “field artist.” As a singing Captain, she is hired by the Swedish Armed Forces to maintain the Swedish forces nationally and internationally. Nina has been in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Liberia and Mali.

In the summer of 2016, Nina worked with Björn Skifs, Sanne Solomon, Lisa Nilsson, Tommy Nilsson, Mats Ronander in legendary BADROCK. Björn had previously sung a duet with Nina in SVT's "Thanks for the Music.”  There were a total of 8 sold out shows with around 30,000 visitors in Borgholm Castle Castle.

On September 22nd, 2017, Nina & Björn Skifs released the duet "GOODBYE,” written by Nina.
You can hear Nina as a radio actor on the channel "ROCK CLASSICS," and soon you'll see her rocking in the show "ROCK THE NIGHT," together with Kee Marcello (Europe, “The Final Countdown,) John Boding & Stefan Odelberg.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Why Aren't These Artists In The Rock & Hall of Fame???

With the 2018 just around the corner the Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus want's to know what's up with these bands who haven't been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame? Featured Loudini Artists:   Greta Van Fleet  Hand of Dimes  Amaranthe









Greta Van Fleet
Firing twin barrels of arena-rock muscle and moving melodies, Greta Van Fleet is a modern rock & roll band rooted in the genre's strongest traditions: super-sized hooks, raw riffage and the sweeping vocals of a front man who was born to wail. 

The four-piece formed in Frakenmuth, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, where 20 year-old twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiszka began playing shows with their 17 year-old younger brother, Sam, and 17 year-old family friend Danny Wagner. Holding their practices in the Kiszka family garage and road-testing their songs onstage throughout Michigan, the four became a band of brothers whose songs mix classic chops with the thrill of teenage angst. 

From sing-along choruses to fiery guitar solos, Greta Van Fleet rounds up a highlight reel of rock & roll heroics. These guys aren't revivalists; they're looking ahead, breathing new life into a sound that's blasted out of car dashboards and living room stereos for decades.

Current Location
Frankenmuth

General Manager
ABI - Aaron Frank
gvf@abimgmt.com

Influences
Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins

Press contact
HERFitz: 
Heidi Robinson Fitzgerald
herfitz@earthlink.net

Booking agent
WME
Marc Geiger, Ron Opaleski, Mike Rosenfeld, Alex Bramwell
ABramwell@wmeentertainment.com
https://www.gretavanfleet.com/

Hand of Dimes
After 25 years apart SKIN front man Neville Macdonald has reunited with 
his old friend and song writing partner Neil Garland. Half of the Welsh rock band KOOGA they received great acclaim locally, nationally, and around Europe with the release of their debut album ACROSS THE WATER in1986.

After the band split Nev. moved on to even greater success with UK rockers SKIN. Several chart albums and singles in the 90,s saw the band climb into the major league with TV appearances and main stage listing at many of the UK’s top rock festivals. After a ten year break SKIN reunited in 2009 to release a new album followed up with tours and appearances at The Download and High Voltage festivals in 2011.

Neil has continued playing and recording with various bands on the Welsh scene mixing the genres of blues, rock, jazz, funk, and more recently a fusion four piece reworking the music of Steely Dan.

Current Location
Wales

Influences
Free, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, Faces, Van Halen, Aerosmith, ZZ Top.

Press contact
neil@handofdimes.com

Booking agent
neil@handofdimes.com
http://www.handofdimes.com/
Amaranthe
Band Members
Elize - Vocals
Henrik - Screams
Nils - Vocals
Olof - Guitars and keys
Morten - Drums
Johan - Bass

Hometown
Gothenburg/Esbjerg

Record Label
Spinefarm/Universal

About
The ONLY official Amaranthe Facebook page!


AMARANTHE have carved their name into the annals of metal in capital letters. According to some sources “melodic death metal” and somewhere else pegged as “metalcore” Amaranthe keeps driving genre purists loopy. 

Formed in 2007 by Olof Mörck and Jake E. in Gothenburg and sporting 3 singers, each with characteristics of their own, Amaranthe sound like no other band - timeless, pop choruses coated with an icing of three layers of sublime singing and growls. 

In April 2011 their debut album was released via Spinefarm Records to worldwide acclaim, charting high in Sweden and Finland. “Amaranthe” was the 84th most played album on Spotify worldwide, counting all genres. After a completed run of 92 live shows they returned to the studio.

March 2013 saw the release of “The Nexus”. Extensive touring followed, more chart entries garnered (Top 10 entries in Sweden and Finland, #12 on US Billboard Heatseeker etc.). 

October 2014 saw the release of Amaranthe’s 3rd outing MASSIVE ADDICTIVE. The album immediately charted in 6 countries, reaching #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. 

The band’s 4th album “Maximalism” was released in October 2016. The album charted everywhere, reaching #1 on the Billboard Heatseakers, Top 100 Billboard & #3 in Finland.

Jake E left the band in the spring of 2017 to pursue a career outside of Amaranthe. The band signed Nils Molin as replacement. The announcement was made at Provinssi Festival in Finland on July 1st 2017.

General Manager
rowan@nem.fi

Press contact
rowan@nem.fi , Malin Persson @ Universal Music for Sweden - malin.persson@umusic.com

Booking agent
rowan@nem.fi (World, except...)
justin.hirschman@artistgrp.com (For North America, South America, Australia, South Africa and SE Asia outside Japan); guenther@rtn-touring.com (For Europe excl. Finland, Norway, Sweden)
http://www.amaranthe.se/

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Nancy Wilson: Rock Goddess Reinvents Herself and Rock and Roll For A New Generation


Nancy Wilson is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of Rock n' Roll. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 10, Nancy, and her sister Ann, led the multi-platinum rock group, Heart. Together they have gone on to sell 35 million records. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player and a gifted vocalist. As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon including, "Magic Man," "Crazy on You," "Barracuda," and "Straight On."


During an era when females in rock n' roll were scarce, Nancy helped carve out a place for women to front a band and dominate a rock stage. Her icon status was cemented when Heart was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. That same year, she and her sister received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013, the Wilson sisters celebrated another career milestone when they performed Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" at the Kennedy Center Honors. Their note-perfect performance was met with rowdy cheers and a standing ovation in the staid hall and brought members of Led Zeppelin to tears.



Nancy has also built a successful career as a film composer. Her composing credits include scores for the following films:

-2005 Elizabethtown
-2001 Vanilla Sky
-2000 Almost Famous
-1995 Jerry Maguire (main theme)
-1989 Say Anything...

Nancy’s film nominations include: 

-2006: Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (Critics Choice Award – Best Composer) for Elizabethtown

-2002: Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (Saturn Award – Best Music) for Vanilla Sky

-2001: Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (PFCS Award – Best Original Score) for Almost Famous

-2001: BAFTA (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music) for Almost Famous

-2000: Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (Sierra Award – Best Score) for Almost Famous

As a longtime film buff, Nancy has an encyclopedic knowledge of film. She has years of experience working as part of filmmaking teams, helping to craft scenes that support the emotional tone of the film and advance the story. An instinctive musician, she applies her touch to enhance an intimate, human moment or to bring excitement to a party scene.

Nancy's onstage experience in Heart has taught her how to create connections with her audience in a concert. She brings this skill to her composing work, where she delivers unforgettable melodic themes, aimed at deepening her relationship with a viewing audience.

Nancy is currently branching out into co-creating and scoring new television series alongside her regular touring schedule with Heart.

Celebrating The Women Of Horror: Who Are The Greatest Scream Queens of All Time?

The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus celebrates it's FOURTH Halloween Spooktacular by celebrating the women of horror! Join Lou and Keith as they pose the question: "Just who are the greatest, sexiest, and hottest scream queens of all time?"  Featured Loudini Artists:    Cellar Darling    East Of Eden    Tax The Heat







Cellar Darling
Cellar Darling formed in the summer of 2016 out of the split of Switzerland’s most successful metal act to date, the chart-topping Eluveitie. The trio consisting of Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars & bass) therefore already looks back on a decade of touring the world, in 45+ countries on 6 continents. The winners of the 2014 Swiss Music Award as ‘best live act’ have experienced much together, forming a bond that can overcome any adversity. 

After the split with their former band in June 2016, Anna, Ivo and Merlin quickly realised their musical journey was far from over and instantly began working on their own songs. What quickly developed was a unique and fresh combination of grand and heavy riffs, powerful drumming and a unique voice, with the signature folky, earthy tones of the hurdy gurdy, confidently fusing heavy alternative rock with strong fokly influences and poetic lyrical tales, creating what you may very well call a New Wave Of Folk Rock. 

After a summer of intense songwriting sessions, Cellar Darling self-released their first single, 'Challenge' along with a bonus track ‘Fire, Wind & Earth’, in September 2016, to overwhelmingly positive reactions from around the world. Signing to Nuclear Blast Records in January 2017 was swiftly followed by 3 subsequent single releases, all met with a staggering support from the ever growing fanbase. Cellar Darling’s debut album ‘This Is The Sound’ was released on June 30th 2017. 

Lyrically, Cellar Darling are storytellers. They want to carry you away into their world of music, awaking the spirit of the stories our parents told us before going to sleep, painting pictures with melodies, metaphors and poetry. Melodize the adventures of the human spirit, with all its mysteries and emotions. 

The upcoming album promises to awaken your imagination and stretch your musical tastes.

General Manager
Kate Piatkowska & Merlin Sutter at Booya Music™ / Booya Ventures Ltd

Press contact
info@booyaventures.com

Booking agent
World outside of North America: Sharon Richardson at K2 agency, SharonRichardson@k2ours.com | Rest of the world: info@booyaventures.com

East Of Eden
East of Eden was a British band that existed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and released a handful of albums. 'Mercator Projected' is their first offering, and also regarded as their best. This album was originally released on Deram Records, the same label that gave us the Moody Blues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY9P1y-4zJY











Tax The Heat
Band Members
Alex Veale | Jack Taylor | Antonio Angotti | JP Jacyshyn

Hometown
Bristol

Record Label
Nuclear Blast Entertainment

General Manager
Adam Parsons - adam@sirenmanagement.com // Ace Trump - ace@sirenmanagement.com

Press contact
taxtheheat@gmail.com

Booking agent
Steve Strange - X-Ray Touring // steve@xraytouring.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Fine Art of Combining Catchy Melodies to Create a Rich Tapestry with Beto Hale

Orbs of light is a collection of 10 original songs, all written, performed, and co-produced by Beto Hale. It was recorded at Los Olivos Recording Studios, Beto's new, 2000-sq. ft., state of the art facility in LA.  

The songs range in influence from progressive-rock, to Beatles, Bob Dylan, 80's Pop and Post Punk.
The lyrics have a positive message meant to counter the current negative atmosphere pervading the news.

On 90% of the album, Beto played drums, percussion, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, keyboards, piano, and sang lead and backing vocals.







The album is being submitted for Grammy consideration for Best Alternative Album, bezt Rock Performance ("The Only One"), and best Rock Song ("Far Away").
[Those singles can be focused on for pitching].

Beto Hale was born in Mexico City. He started playing “drums” (meaning whatever was within his reach and he could hit with whatever he could grab,) around the time he could talk. He got his first drum set when he was eight. He taught himself to play listening to Beatles albums he found in the shelves of his home. When he was around 11, he joined a local band, which played a few cool gigs, including at the U.S. Ambassador's residence. He also dabbled in guitar, an instrument he later became quite good at.

During his middle and high school years at E.S.P.C.M. (now Colegio Ciudad de México), Beto played with a band who called themselves El Gru-Po (you figure it out), and several other outfits. 

Upon graduation, Beto was recruited by Jorge Ceja to tour as a keyboardist, obviously with the enormously popular teen-pop singing group Timbiriche. Beto was to replace Aureo Baqueiro, now a famous producer of Latin Pop albums, who was on his way to Berklee College of Music.
A product of the geniuses at Televisa, Timbiriche was one more incredibly successful product manufactured by a company where stars are streamlined with more precision than bagels at a bakery in Brooklyn.
Beto toured all over Mexico with the group, and after a short but intense stint, he decided to get serious about music, and enrolled at the small, exclusive, and prestigious C.IE.M. music school in San Jerónimo, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Mexico City. There, under the direction of María Antonieta Lozano, he studied composition, harmony, ear training, piano, guitar, drums, voice, history of western music, and many other subjects, including, “How to Survive as an Avant-garde Composer and Burger Flipper, 101”. After three and a half years of intense study (and having gone through the heartbreaking loss of his dear father to Lou Gherig's disease), Beto felt ready to, at last, fulfill one of his lifelong dreams: attending Berklee as well, in Boston, MA, a place, physically, culturally and weather-ly (is that a word?) that could not be further from Mexico City.
So, he sent in his application and recorded a demo using the latest technology (yes, a Tascam Porta-One MINISTUDIO, of course!!) and sent it to Berklee, in the hopes of getting a scholarship, Which he did.
On precisely August 26th, 1992, Beto left his adored country of birth and arrived, full of hopes and illusions, to Boston, MA. After a nice and long Autumn season that lasted exactly four and a half days, Beto found himself freezing his nuts off, and quickly learned how to protect himself from the cold: stay the fuck inside, at all times! This proved to be a great tool for doing what you must at Berklee: practice, practice, practice, practice -eat, sleep- practice, practice, practice, and, yes, practice!
At Berklee, overwhelmed by the choices available, Beto decided to double-major in Songwriting and Performance (drum set). The performance and recording opportunities at Berklee were incredible. Beto got to share the stage with some of today's most outstanding musicians, many of which are close friends to this day; among them, Antonio Sánchez (drummer for Pat Metheny, and the Grammy winning composer for the film Birdman), Cheche Alara (currently on tour with Barbra Streisand), and Alex Mercado (outstanding Mexican jazz pianist), to name just a handful.
The experience opened Beto's mind, ears and heart, and he will always remember the Berklee years as some of the best of his life. But, when he graduated, he could not wait to get out of “Beantown”. So, after four years of endless nights (literally: the sun goes down at 3 PM), mountains of snow, and angry and drunken Red Sox fans, the next logical step was to move to the relaxed, low-key, stress-free, friendly, warm and sunny, creative haven of New York City!
While looking for opportunities at the Berklee Career Center, Beto found an internship at a small recording studio in the heart of Manhattan: KMA (you figure it out). Michael Case Kissel (R.I.P.) received Beto with open arms and while there, Beto recorded a whole host of interesting people, including Laura Branigan (of “Gloria” fame) and many others. Through KMA, he met members of the band “The Cogs” a pop/punk band he soon joined. He played innumerable gigs with the band in the Tri-State area, and also recorded a full length album, Viva! with them at the famed Avatar Studios.
As exciting and inviting as it was, New York City proved to be a great place to starve too –what with 10 dollar an hour jobs and $1.50-a-pop subway rides– so, after receiving a call to join the editorial offices of Músico Pro magazine in Boulder, Colorado, Beto accepted to interview for the job and was hired, moving to Colorado to start all over again.
At Músico Pro, Beto quickly moved up the corporate ladder, becoming Editor-in-Chief, a position he held for six years. During his tenure, he interviewed some of his musical heroes, such as Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, and the Holy Trinity...Not THAT one, THIS one!
Some other artists Beto interviewed include Alejandro Sanz, Poncho Sánchez, Chick Corea, Pat Martino, El Tri, Julieta Venegas, Café Tacuba, and Tony Levin.
Beto also got to review tons of gear, from microphones, guitars and drum sets, to plug-ins, synths and sound modules. Sometimes the editorial staff got a little behind in reviewing the enormous amount of gear they received.
Thanks to his reputation as a bilingual music instrument and technology “expert”, companies in the industry started hiring Beto to translate users manuals, websites and promotional material from English to Spanish, which led to the founding of Let's Mexam Music, Inc. in 1999. The company's client roster includes Peavey, Korg, Latin Percussion and PreSonus, to name just a few.
During his nine years in Colorado, Beto played with several bands, from “jam” style outfits, to wedding bands to experimental rock groups. He also recorded his first two full-length solo albums, Sube and American Mythology. Both bilingual CDs received rave reviews from English and Spanish language publications. Beto played numerous gigs promoting these albums, both in Mexico and the US.
During his last year at Músico Pro, Beto enrolled in the prestigious Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver to pursue a Masters in Music, which he obtained in 2006. At DU, Beto composed music for full symphony orchestra, big band and small jazz ensembles.
In 2007, Beto moved to Los Angeles, the city he still calls home. There, he has collaborated with some outstanding musicians and producers, including Pablo Suñé, Pablo Munguía, Alexis Sklarevski, and others. He has also studied with a who's who of LA teachers, such as vocalist Rosemary Butler, drummer Denny Seiwell, and composer /arranger/bandleader Brent Fischer.
In 2012, Beto released Rebirth, a 10-song collection which features Tony Levin playing bass on all songs. The album includes “Fire Away” and “Come As You Are”, two singles that hovered in the top 40 for several weeks in college and commercial stations across the US. It was co-produced by Beto and CJ Boggs, a longtime collaborator and friend from the Colorado days. The album also features Marc Mann on guitar.
Beto promoted the album performing several gigs in Mexico City with his band: David García on bass, and Felipe Souza Sr. and Jr. on guitars. Another incarnation featured Marcelo Berestovoy on guitar. The video section of this website contains several clips of those shows.
In 2016 Beto completed the construction of a gorgeous state-of-the-art facility, Los Olivos Recording Studios. The facility, designed and built by Kaufman and Associates, is a dream come true. This is where Beto will record all his new music, collaborating with LA's -and the world's- top songwriting, performing, and producing talent. The studio will also cater to an exclusive clientele in the music, film, TV and Web-streaming industries.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Best Drum Intros of ALL TIME!

This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus Lou and Keith show their love for the people who sit on the riser behind the band and drive it hard. In the history of rock there are some iconic drum intros that perfectly set up the feel and groove for the rest of the song. What are the top 10 Drum intros of all time?  Featured Loudini Artists:    PRYM  Veil of Maya   Sons of Apollo














PRYM
PRYM debuted their first single “Lights” on March 24, setting the scene for the band's first EP and nationwide tour for Summer 2017. The latest from former solo artist Corrin Campbell, the group takes the artist’s previous rock background and melds captivating synths with crunchy guitars and powerful vocals.
Corrin Campbell, formerly an artist sponsored by the U.S. Army, has been featured at a range of events, from Lilith Fair 2010 to Vans Warped Tour 2014 and 2015. Her work with the Army expanded to rock group Dash|Ten for Warped Tour 2016 and the group has toured across the United States. “My time with the Army was incredible, but came with some limitations,” says Campbell. “Since my time with the Army just came to close, I wanted a chance to make some relevant and catchy rock music - no holds barred.”

The group is set to release a three-song EP entitled “At First Light" in August ahead of a full-length album in early 2018. “We really want to give the fans a chance to hear what the new project sounds like before heading out on the road and showing them the whole album, and I think they’re going to love it!”

Veil of Maya
The Chicago based VEIL OF MAYA have definitely taken the hard road to success grinding it out on the road through countless tours over the years, but now that backbreaking schedule is paying off tenfold. This quartet are one of the few very bands that can authentically mix elements of progressive metal, melodic death metal, thrash and hardcore brutality together effectively, all while keeping the listener constantly interested with baited breath wondering just what is coming next. This is exactly why they will have a career for years to come.

With their third full-length album, Eclipse, they continued to blend Meshuggah-esque riffs, shreddy solos and haunting melodies into a compelling package that garnered high acclaim from fans and media alike. With his overflowing riff bank in hand, the group have continued to churn out new material that has ultimately resulted in the new tracks that will be featured on a much anticipated new full length album (release TBA 2014) . The results are even more jagged and heterogenous with dizzying guitar savagery, jazz chords and fragmented leads congealing in a swarm of blast beats.
VEIL OF MAYA are firing on all cylinders and remain one of the top artists within the genre never adhering to any preconceived ideals further pushing the envelope with each new track they create. 

http://www.sumerianrecords.com

Current Location
Chicago, IL

General Manager
Derek Brewer | Outerloop Management

Booking agent
North America: Josh Kline- joshkline@theagencygroup.com Europe: Bex Majors- Bex.Majors@unitedtalent.com
http://www.veilhasrisen.com

Sons of Apollo
APOLLO: The ancient Greek and Roman God of music and poetry.
SONS OF APOLLO: The new supergroup featuring members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns ‘N Roses, and Journey.

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Now, the time has come to make the grand and highly anticipated introduction to their new band, SONS OF APOLLO.

Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian have joined forces with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, will be released October 20 on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music.

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

SONS OF APOLLO got together very organically, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with he and I, Billy Sheehan, and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”

“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity– a lethal combination!”

But what to call the next great supergroup? “Derek was mainly the one behind the name,” says Portnoy. “I have a list that I keep on my phone of about a hundred different band names, which I constantly have to refer to every time I have a new band every year (laughs). So, I pulled up the list and Apollo was one of the names on the list. It was a word that both of us really liked. We started fiddling with different variations of the word. One of the original band names we were working with was Apollo Creed, the character from the ‘Rocky’ movies, but after lots of different discussions on different variations, Derek suggested SONS OF APOLLO and it seemed to stick. Apollo is the God of Music so with that in mind it seemed like a fitting name.”

Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Billy Sheehan previously toured together in 2012 and 2013 as PSMS (along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine), playing all instrumental versions from each of their previously recorded music. SONS OF APOLLO is the next logical progression by adding a vocalist and creating all-original material. The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

“I have known Mike and Derek for a long time, so when they came to me with Sons of Apollo, I jumped on this straight away,” says Thomas Waber, Label Manager/A&R International of InsideOutMusic. “However, the album they ended up recording exceeded my already high expectations by a long mile! We couldn’t be happier about it!”

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

“This is a real band,” Portnoy declares. “This is going to pick up for me and Billy where The Winery Dogs left off, in terms of this being the next logical full-time thing for us. I’m not saying The Winery Dogs have broken up, because we haven’t, we’re just on a break. SONS OF APOLLO is absolutely going to be a full-time band and we plan on touring all over the world all throughout 2018 and, honestly, it is the priority for all five of us.”

Sherinian agrees, “We will go on a worldwide crusade in 2018 to bring SONS OF APOLLO to as many people as possible. Apollo was the God of Music, and we are his mighty offspring!”
http://www.sonsofapollo.com/introducing-sons-of-apollo/

Henry Chadwick on working with Beck producer Robert Schnapf

Henry Chadwick is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. His New self-produced EP, Guest At Home, showcases Henry's skills, as he wrote, engineered and played most of the instruments on it. Henry draws influences as much from music of the past (The Beatles, The kinks, T-Rex, Nirvana, David Bowie etc.,) as from as from current artists who keep pushing forward stylistically and sonically. Henry makes catchy, thoughtful and usually energetic music with a unique perspective, edge and charm.

Henry Chadwick was raised in a studio environment, his father being an engineer who worked out of Cherokee studios in Hollywood through the 1980's and continued to record in his home studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains moving in 1989 to raise a family. 

Henry has been playing in bands and learning how to record music since he was a youngster. He plays drums in the touring roots-rock band, The Coffis Brothers and fronts the band My Stupid Brother (now on hiatus).




Henry's live band consists of Aidan Collins on the Bass, Kyle Poppen on the guitar, Jesse Wilkinson on drums, and Henry himself on guitar and vocals. The band plays live under the name 'HenryChadwick and Battlesnake.'

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Corrin Campbell of PRYM On Leveraging The U.S. Army To Create Music Success

PRYM debuted their first single “Lights” on March 24, setting the scene for the band's first EP and nationwide tour for Summer 2017. The latest from former solo artist Corrin Campbell, the group takes the artist’s previous rock background and melds captivating synths with crunchy guitars and powerful vocals.

Corrin Campbell, formerly an artist sponsored by the U.S. Army, has been featured at a range of events, from Lilith Fair 2010 to Vans Warped Tour 2014 and 2015. Her work with the Army expanded to rock group Dash|Ten for Warped Tour 2016 and the group has toured across the United States. “My time with the Army was incredible, but came with some limitations,” says Campbell. “Since my time with the Army just came to close, I wanted a chance to make some relevant and catchy rock music - no holds barred.”





The group is set to release a three-song EP entitled “At First Light" in August ahead of a full-length album in early 2018. “We really want to give the fans a chance to hear what the new project sounds like before heading out on the road and showing them the whole album, and I think they’re going to love it!”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Amigos Amigos On Using Friendship To Create Music Business Success

FROM THE ARID DESERTS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST...A LEGEND WAS BORN. A GROUP OF DRIFTERS, TRYING TO FIND THEIR WAY BACK HOME TO THE GREAT (AND GREASY) STATE OF NEW JERSEY, STRUGGLED TO NAVIGATE THE SEEMINGLY BARREN WASTELAND. THE GROUP CONSISTED OF A STRONGMAN, A DOCTOR, TWO SCHOLARS, A YOGI, AND A PAINFULLY AVERAGE WHITE MALE...ALL EQUALLY OPPRESSED BY THE CLIMATE.



     
AFTER DAYS OF WANDERING, FINDING SUSTENANCE ONLY FROM CACTUS JUICE AND THE CONSUMPTION OF SMALL DESERT REPTILES, THE GROUP DISCOVERED A GIANT TEMPLE, WORN DOWN BY THE WHIPPING SANDS OF TIME. DESPERATELY SEEKING REFUGE, THEY ENTERED THE TEMPLE AND WERE MET WITH AN EERIE SENSE OF CALM. THE GIANT STRUCTURE WAS VOID OF ANY OTHER PRESENCE...OR SO THEY THOUGHT. THE WALLS WERE DECORATED WITH ANCIENT, FACIAL SHAPES OF A CIVILIZATION LONG PASSED. THE TROUPE CONTINUED TO EXPLORE, AS THEY DISAPPEARED DEEP INTO THE CONFINES OF THE TEMPLE.
     
A FAINT MELODY WAS PICKED UP BY THE KEEN EARS OF THE STRONGMAN. THE WEARY TRAVELERS FOLLOWED THE SOUND UNTIL THAT ARRIVED AT THE SOURCE; A ROOM WITH A CLOSED DOOR, THE SOUND OF THE MELODY CREEPING THROUGH THE CRACKS OF THE DOOR. ON THE SURFACE OF THE DOOR, ANOTHER INTERESTING SHAPE WAS DISPLAYED. A CACTUS DONNING A MUSTACHE, WEARING A SOMBRERO. STRANGE. THEY ENTERED THE ROOM TO FIND A LITTLE MUSIC BOX PLAYING ON THE FLOOR. THEY LISTENED INTENTLY, AS THE MELODY WAS BIZARRE AND UNLIKE ANYTHING ANY OF THEM COULD RECALL HEARING BEFORE. AT THE END OF THE TUNE, THE MUSIC BOX SIMPLY RESET ITSELF AND BEGAN TO PLAY THE MELODY AGAIN, AS THE MUSIC BOX OPENED AND BLINDED THE GROUP WITH A BRILLIANT, WHITE LIGHT.
    
THE GROUP AWAKENED, BACK IN NEW JERSEY, WITH NO RECOLLECTION OF HOW THEY TRAVELED HOME. THEY COULD ALSO INEXPLICABLY PLAY MUSIC AS A BAND. THEIR SOUND WAS A BLEND OF DYNAMIC ROCK MUSIC WITH POWERFUL BRASS MELODIES. THEY CALLED IT "POWER MARIACHI." THIS NEWLY ACQUIRED GIFT ALLOWED THE NEWLY FORMED BAND TO DEVELOP A DEEP FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE ART OF MUSIC. TO PAY HOMAGE TO THEIR EXPERIENCE IN THE DESERT, THE BAND CHOSE THE NAME "AMIGOS, AMIGOS!" IN AN EFFORT TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO BOND WITH EACH OTHER BY MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER.

.....OR THEY ARE JUST A PROG-ROCK BAND FROM NORTH JERSEY WHO LOVE PLAYING MUSIC TOGETHER AND HAVING FUN. WHATEVER PUTS SOUR CREAM ON YOUR TACO!

Sarah Ragsdale on Whimsical Journeys and Fantastical Exaggerations

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Sarah Ragsdale has captured her adventurous "Piano Woman" experiences into a whimsical journey of storytelling through pop, jazz, and folk influences, culminating into her own unique "Ragstime" style. Her songs start with real life events and morph into enchanting rhymes using colorful images and metaphors. Sarah's diverse artistic background, from Appalachia to West Africa, has provided a large palate to describe very personal and emotional accounts for herself and others. She has toured and performed live in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa making appearances on major international television networks including BBC World, Univision, France24, and Radio France Internationale.
Album “Whimsical Romance”: 






Life is like one big romance. This collection of songs is about that romantic story called life, and the ups and downs that come along with it. Based on true stories, mixed with some fantastical exaggerations, this is a fun and playful album of the vast array of emotions that come along with relationships. Written at various stages throughout her life, these are raw stories that have been tried and tested at the piano, even with audience involvement – some relying on percussive snapping and clapping. Feelings range from happiness and pure bliss like in the song “This Kiss”, to a character of craziness and denial like “Next Time”, to more intimate reflections like in “Paranoia”, while others emit strength and moving on. Raw and rustic, catchy and melodic, this album has hints of blues, jazz, and even ragtime.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Wildly Interesting World Of Classical Composer and Rock Musician Leo Loebenberg

Leo Loebenberg is a rock and contemporary classical composer drawn to experimental music, influenced by Rock and Brazilian rhythms. As a former vocal teacher at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, Leo explored vocal techniques, generating effects both from natural voice and pedals, establishing a combination between defined sounds, improvisations and electroacoustic atmospheres. His last rock project Das Fossem toured in Brazil, with openings for Scorpions and Winger, while his contemporary classical works have being performed at the National portrait Gallery, Royal Society of British Sculptors and the Royal College of Music (UK), and at Sorbonne and Conservatoire Musicale d’Annecy (France).







The Top 10 Raunchy Comedies of All Time

Admit it... you love a good raunchy comedy... Who doesn't? What are the best raunchy comedies of all time? That's the topic for this week's Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus. Chime in and we'll mention you on the air. Let's keep it RAUNCHY! Featured Loudini Artists:   Then Comes Silence  Sky Valley Mistress  Beast in Black








Then Comes Silence
Pretty much what four musicians can do with guitars making horror music.

A fascination of death, doom, spiritualism and corruption has gathered the 
members of THEN COMES SILENCE, together with a predisposition towards 
noiserock, goth, shoegaze and psychedelia. The band brings darkness and 
romantic death via music and sounds, performed on guitars at deafening 
volume. Cathartic, distorted and effect-laden.
This fall will see the release of their self-titled debut and the unleash of dark 
forces. 
As humans, we have been carrying the culture of fear and horror since ancient 
times. In folklore and stories. A trip through desolated grounds or a night in the 
woods can easily bring those ancient premonitions back to life. Our comfortable 
modern lifestyle makes us isolated and afraid of death. It makes us avoid the 
things that remind us of it. A fear of the unknown. What we cannot see nor 
understand.

Influences
Killing Joke, Wendy Carlos, Bowie, Siglo XX, Joy Division, Black Sabbath, Mort Garson, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Dead Kennedys, The Sisters of Mercy, Beethoven, Sonic Youth, A Place to Bury Strangers, Freddie Wadling etc etc etc and many more...

Press contact
A&R - markus.jakob@nuclearblast.de, 
MGMT - stefan.hattinger@outlook.com

Booking agent
Booking assistant:
Europe - dolores@headlineconcerts.de
Row - stefan.hattinger@outlook.com

Sky Valley Mistress
We're the best thing you've never heard.

Popped Music - "A brash and bold outfit sounding like PJ Harvey fronting Lenny Kravitz’s backing band."

The Blues Magazine - “SKY VALLEY MISTRESS mean business as they come swaggering out of 
Blackburn to set hips shaking and pulses racing with a blend of dirty blues and 
raw rock and roll”. 

TeamRock - "Fronted by the formidable Kayley 'Hell Kitten' Davies, the quartet take their musical cues from Zeppelin, Sabbath and the meanest, low-down urban blues, to deliver bruising rock 'n' roll thrills."

Rhythm Magazine - "...Their sound remains defiantly stripped down, fuzzy and dirtier than a ghetto dumpster."

Filtered Magazine - "They show their generation the way that rock and roll should be done."

Manchester Rocks - "Sky Valley Mistress are a cacophony of rock n’ roll excellence."

Louder Than War - "Sky Valley Mistress are a force to be reckoned with."

God Is In The TV Zine - "Their passion for loud old school rock’n’roll is oozing from every pore. A must for any Led Zeppelin enthusiast or a QOTSA fan."

Quenched Music - "Bands like Sky Valley Mistress are a rare breed and should be celebrated."”

Press contact
Matt Reynolds - matt@savagegringo.com

Booking agent
info@skyvalleymistress.com

Beast in Black
A five-piece Helsinki based heavy metal band BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. The international line-up consists of Yannis Papadopoulos (voc), Mate Molnar (bass), Sami Hänninen (drs), Kasperi Heikkinen (gtr) and Anton Kabanen (gtr, voc). 

By the end of 2015 the band had already played their first gig as an opener for NIGHTWISH without even having their debut album out yet. The making of the album was in progress and it was completed in the summer of 2017. 

A record deal was made with NUCLEAR BLAST almost immediately after the completion of the album. The debut album titled "BERSERKER" is set to be released in November 2017 and it continues in the style of Anton's previously composed works which include the first three Battle Beast albums. 

And let it be mentioned that one of the essential themes on this debut is a Japanese manga and anime "BERSERK". 

The album cover art deserves a special mention as well, since it marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for Battle Beast. 

The time is drawing near. The newborn Beast is back with a vengeance, rising from the abyss with fortitude to spew its unrivaled heavy metal fury all over the world! 

The Beast is back, the Beast In Black!

Influences
Judas Priest, Manowar, W.A.S.P., Accept, Black Sabbath

Press contact
philipp.adelsberger@nuclearblast.de

Booking agent
EUROPE (excluding Finland & Scandinavia) 
Contra Promotion GmbH 
Enrico Karolczak 
+49-234-96292-0 
ek@contrapromotion.com